NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi was due to appear before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Monday for questioning over the theft of millions in his county.
Kingi who says part of the stolen millions have been recovered, says he will neither relent nor be sidetracked in his efforts to fight corruption in Kilifi.
He defended his government’s anti-corruption credentials, saying it moved fast to file a complaint with the EACC on the loss of Sh51 million.
Governor Kingi has been facing increased criticism over his handling of alleged corruption cases in the county.
On Sunday, Kingi described himself as a whistle-blower and not a suspect.
“I am the one who walked into EACC and told them there’s this matter, kindly move in to investigate and the procedure is the complainant is the first person to make a statement and that’s why I’ll be moving to EACC.”
“If fighting corruption is a crime which attracts the penalty of stepping aside then I will but if fighting corruption is a virtue, then I’m not stepping aside.”
His party leader Raila Odinga, who is famously known for demanding that those linked to corruption in the national government step aside, has ironically not demanded the same of Kingi and hailed him as an example on how administrators should handle cases of corruption.